Expected Expenses & Budget – How much will I spend every month?
There are basic costs for everyone who visits our camp. These are a list of expenses a typical training camp guest may incur spending a month living comfortably and training in Phuket, Thailand
Daily = 600 Baht. Weekly=2500 Baht. Monthly = 9000 Baht.
More information about the prices can be found on the pricing page.
Accommodation at or near camp
There are several styles of accommodation available to our guests. At the camp we have Deluxe and Private Bungalows available from 12,000 – 24,000 Baht. We have several style of accommodations near the camp. Private rooms for 8000 Baht in a shared house next to Chalong Buddhist Temple.
Thai-Style Resort with health food restaurant, swimming pool, internet, and sauna. Large Private Bungalows w/ cable tv, air, hot water, fridge. Guesthouse at Chalong Pier with Deluxe Rooms for 16,000 Baht per month and great location near internet, restaurants, and entertainment.
Check out the available accommodation options here.
Transportation – How you can get around Phuket
Bus is available 100 meters from camp on main road. Buses are on daily schedule to many parts of the island and are available every 15-20 minutes. A small sign on front of bus in english shows what route the bus runs. Buses in Phuket cost 20+ Baht.
Motorbike rentals are available everywhere on the island and @ the camp. Motorbikes are the #1 form of transportation on the island for tourists and Thai. While riding a motorbike can be fun and a great way to see Phuket and all of its’ wonderful beaches, please use caution. Motorbike Rentals: 250 Baht per day. 1500 Baht per week. 4500 Baht per month. Costs, condition,and types of motorbikes vary with cost. Gasoline: 30 baht per liter.
Taxi or Tuk-Tuk
Taxi are available for our guests on call. Taxi can usually arrive within 15 minutes of call. All of our gym taxi have a set rates to different areas of the island (Posted at camp) for all our guests. When you are out in Phuket, guests can use Tuk-Tuk (small open-air vehicle) can seat 4-5 people. Always negotiate your fare clearly before departure. Tuk-Tuk’s are easy and convenient, but prices can be high.
Our training camp is centrally located in Chalong. We are 4-5 kilometers from several of Phuket’s best beaches; close to the pier and marina in Chalong and entertainment like boating trips, Shooting Range, Paint Ball Fight Zone, Diving and scuba instruction, Elephant Rides, ATV course, Detox Spa’s, Buddhist Temple, and mountain-top lookouts.
Equipment and Training Gear
Our trainers have all the gear to train you, but you will need your own hand wraps and gloves. We have a full equipment shop with everything you may need from gloves, shorts, shirts, mouthpiece, etc. Or, you are welcome to bring your own. Gloves: 1500 Baht. Wraps 350 Baht. Shorts: 400-1200 baht. Shirts: 350 baht.
Food and Meals
Tiger Muay Thai training camp offers guests food at the “Tiger Grill” which serves a menu of Thai and foreign food at affordable prices for our guests and patrons. Coupons and meal plans avaiable for puchase to save up to 30% on food costs. Check out the menu, prices and special monthly meal plan offers here.
Food is very affordable from the many small Thai restaurants and food carts to small Foreign run restaurants. Guests can expect to spend 60-100+ baht for a nice Thai style meal. Expect to spend more @ better restaurants. Water: 5-10 baht per liter. Beer: 40-100 Baht per bottle. Local Markets have nice prices on fresh fruits and vegetables.
WE have a laundry service available @ the training camp for guests. Laundry service prices are very affordable and includes pick-up and delivery. A typical guest will spend 80-120 baht per week on laundry. There are several local places to have your laundry done and wait 1-2 days. Prices same as camp. Please keep track of items you have washed.
Tiger Muay Thai has free internet for our guests through a Wi-Fi system and we also have a computers available for guests to use in Tiger Grill and internet cafe. Chalong has several ADSL internet shops that offer access for around 40-50 baht per hour. These shops also often have photo, copying, fax, and other services.
Phuket has many attractions and styles of entertainment. Our camp offers discounts and help to our guests in planning and scheduling different activities and we can often save guests money by having our staff take care of the details.
Airport Pick-up and drop off
Attn: Phuket does not have same metered taxi service as Bangkok.
The metered taxi stand is outside in the parking lot.
We suggest to all our guests to have a gym taxi meet you on arrival or drop off on departure for 800 Baht (includes airport surcharge of 100 baht) All of the gym taxi drivers know our training camp and management, and have fair scheduled rates for service to different parts of the island and can be trusted. These are the same drivers who may later taxi for you to different parts of the island and are on-call for all our guests 24 hours-a-day.
If you get taxi on your own or at airport the standard rate to Chalong and Tiger Muay Thai & MMA Training Camp is 700 baht+ depending upon driver and company.
Monthly VISA Extensions
Many of the guests that visit our Phuket training camp may have to make a “Visa Run” to extend their VISA for their stay in Thailand. Several local companies offer 1 day trips to Ranong Border Station with Myanmar (Burma). There are several large AC buses with movies. Lunch and border crossing fee included in trip. Cost: 1800 baht .
The staff at TMT will be glad to help you schedule your visa run and buy ticket for best date before your VISA expires.